Tooth decay is caused when food and bacteria combined form plaque, not only on the tooth but the gum area as well. Plaque feeds on the sugars making an acid that; if left to sit on the teeth, will destroy enamel and cause decay.
Ways to help prevent tooth decay are to floss regularly, brush after meals, and visit your dentist regularly, oh and limit or try to eliminate snacks and other foods that are high in sugar from your diet.
Without taking preventative steps, you will most likely experience toothache and infection from the tooth decaying.
Some natural home remedies for preventing or helping tooth decay are listed below.
Licorice has antiviral properties. Chewing on the root helps stop bacteria which can then lesson tooth decay.
Cranberry juice can slow down the growth of bacteria and improve oral hygiene.
If you are experience some of the symptoms of tooth decay, try a gargle made of wheatgrass juice. It can relieve a toothache and help bleeding gums.